Margaret and Noah have the kind of love that moves mountains and makes you dance under the moon. Margaret is a friend, a fellow (amazing) photographer, and a talented writer bringing attention to things that need to be talked about like mental health, gender and marriage. Noah is an activist and conservationist who adds spark to any room with his wit and humor. I met up recently with Margaret and Noah and Margaret’s two incredible kiddos, Beck and Riley and we photographed at their charming home in the woods on the converge of the Tualatin and Willamette rivers. Needless to say this gorgeous couple and their family was a joy to document and spend time with. We skipped stones and danced under the purple moon and made magic. We also photographed some fun 70’s inspired couple’s glam boudoir pics that you can find over at my Peekaboo boudoir blog. Excited for this intelligent, artistic, kind-hearted couple and their at-home wedding this September.
Tatiana and Trevor and I all met up at their iconic first date location, Bridgeport Brewery for some candid and fun photos. We then walked around the Portland’s Pearl district with their darling pup Filet. (how photogenic is that cutie!?) We took a walk down memory lane for this gorgeous and kind-hearted couple as Tatiana used to live in the Pearl so many of their early memories took place there. We also explored Forest Park for some nature-inspired photos! This first image on the patio, one of my faves from the shoot, was taken in the exact spot they met for the first time so needless to say… all the feels! Carly with Kiss and Makeup Artistry did Tatiana’s oh-so-pretty makeup and hair. So excited for their wedding with the talented Kelsey of Vanity Affair Events coming up this September in wine country!
Imagine soft piano music playing beneath twinkly lights, fresh greenery and white flowers in abundance from Liz Rusnac all among some of the coolest architecture you’ve ever seen at the Armory Portland Center Stage. In walk the newlyweds Kelsey and Drew looking timelessly elegant and delightfully happy in a gorgeous modern wedding dress from The White Dress and classic black Tux custom made from Wildwood & Company . Complete with a caricature artist creating personal sketches of the guests to take home, to a posh wedding cigar bar and dreamiest cake from Dream Cakes, the amazing Catherine with Bridal Bliss, made sure this wedding was executed flawlessly! Art of Catering was the award-winning team to cater the event and live band made the dance floor poppin’ all night! This was a classic Portland wedding with an elegant yet relaxed vibe and I’m so honored to have documented this stunner of a wedding day! Thank you Kelsey and Drew!
Christy is a beautiful momma friend of mine and I’m so happy to have known her for over 10 years! She is a delightful and hilarious momma who made two beautiful girls with bright spirts and wild imaginations. This boss-babe also owns the Original Photo Booth Company which is a rad photo booth team of cool booths and people and photos. These lifestyle and studio photos for mothers day of this year, though admittedly the shoot happened after moms day because… life! We first met up at my studio and then walked around the Mississippi arts area, including Ruby Jewel ice cream for the little ladies, which always makes for good pics (& bribes!) So fun spending a sunny afternoon documenting a fun family of incredible women. Celebrate family with a studio/street session! Check out more of my portland family photography work here or contact me at my quick contact form to book your session for fall 2018!
WOW! Jenna and Gregory’s wedding will definitely go down in history! Jenna and Greg wed at the gorgeous St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the historic Portland Golf Club. This sentimental, kind and fun-loving couple and I first met at their engagement session and I knew then their wedding would be incredible because of their magnetic and warm personalities! You can actually feel the love between these two with the way they look at each other, smile and touch each other and they way they light up the room together! The details were timeless elegance, with stunning florals and greenery from the talented Jordan with Blum Flowers. Nora Sheils, with Bridal Bliss provided incredible coordination and made sure everything ran perfectly and of course it did!! Anna’s bridal is where Jenna found her breathtaking dress by Hayley Paige and her shoes were from Badgely Mischka. Marc and his amazing team at Moving Pictures did the cinematography. Guests were treated with an aperitif and digestif cart along with knowledge and tastings from Multnomah Whisky Library. Family and friends danced the night away with amazing live music from the Essentials while the back patio served cuban cigars for all to try! The gorgeous five tier cake was covered in hand-made sugar flowers from Dream Cakes and topped with the bride’s grandparents cake topper, which was also used at her parent’s wedding as well. This was one of those weddings that reminds me why I love what I do so very much and this is what the wonderful mother of the bride, Kristine said about her photographic experience with me: “You have a gift that is a blessing. You, personally, made the wedding perfect for us by capturing the best day of our lives. The reason the images you capture are so moving is because the couples and the people you photograph trust and adore you. Having you behind the lens is what makes the magic happen. With much gratitude, respect and love, now and for the next 5 weddings we are looking forward to sharing with you.” This really made me cry happy tears! Beyond honored to and THANK YOU for choosing me to capture the love, energy and joy of Jenna and Greg’s wedding and I know you will cherish the memories for lifetimes!
Jessica and Bradley wed on a gorgeous day in spring of this year. This intelligent and stylish couple had a wedding night to remember and I absolutely loved the color palette and decor they chose which incorporates golds, pinks, Himalayan sea salt, succulents and candlelight at the stunning Evergreen Event Space in Portland! The wonderful Katie Wilgus with Gather Events coordinated the day while Briar and Ivy created the stunning florals. The bridesmaids all held wreaths, which was a unique and elegant detail. Jessica had pretty and natural makeup and hair by Cassandra Kennedy Beauty and her incredible dress was from Daughters of Simone. The guests dined on delicious food from the award-winning team at White Pepper catering. Jessica and Bradley opted for the talented Essentials band over a dj, which makes for a classy and fun evening of dancing and party! The traditional jewish hora dance done to live music was especially memorable and hilariously fun to document! A fun and classy wedding with low-key vibes – yes please! Thanks Jessica and Bradley for choosing me to document your day!
Hearing my name being called at Oregon Bride Magazine’s big award night at the Porter Hotel this past June was honestly a shock. I knew I was nominated and that was quite an honor in and of itself, but to win… WOW! I almost fainted for a sec (for real you can watch the footage on my Instagram best of story!) Thanks to ALL of you amazing clients, vendors, family and friends who have supported me over the years! I’m constantly pushing myself to do more with my art and business and it feels nice to have all the hard work and dedication be awarded. Congrats to my awesome team of bossbabes over at A Lovely Day Photography for the top three nomination as well!!! Wahoooo!!!
Kelsey and Tyler and I all met up last fall in Sunriver Oregon at their family’s home. Sunriver is a magical little town outside of Bend with a wonderful community, tree-lined paths everywhere and incredible views of the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor. Since this place is near and dear to Kelsey and Tyler ( Sunriver is where Tyler asked the big question!) we decided to photograph their engagement session here. We got their cute pup in some pics and I love the Pendelton Blanket and champagne picnic that we started the session with. (yeah liquid courage!) Kelsey and Tyler are kind-hearted, intelligent and gorgeous (obviously!) and I’m mildly obsessed with the sunset pics from behind the Sunriver Resort through the tall grass with the mountains in the backdrop… Ohhh so pretty! The talented Kate Tuma did Kelsey’s hair and makeup for the session. They are getting married this August at one of my favorite downtown venues, The Sentinel Hotel and I’m so excited and honored to be documenting their wedding day!
WOW! Lindsay and Aaron didn’t really have a wedding as much as a summer festival of love! I’ve known the beautiful Lindsay since 2011 when she emailed me about a potential photography gig. As soon as I met her, she stated that our last names at the time; Hill and Hile, were only one letter off from one another and that’s why I should hire her!!! SO what did I do?… I hired her!!! BEST DECISION EVER as she has been a wonderful assistant photographer, studio manager, and now a primary at A Lovely Day Photography and a dear friend who has helped me through thick and thin. Her grace and humor always make me smile and she slays at her own awesome biz Lindsay Baca Photography! Needless to say her long-awaited wedding to Aaron (they started dating when she was 15!) was an amazing festival of fun, color, whimsy and pure joy and I’m SO honored that I was there to document it at Horning’s Hideout! Linds and Aaron really complete each other and their magical wedding was a reflection of their magical love. Linds and Aaron’s ceremony was one of the funniest I’ve ever witnessed and since Aaron is a talented musician, he surprised Lindsay with a super sweet song he wrote… Swoon!! They had several conceptual and cosmic art installations throughout including the Portal of Chromatic Bliss, of which it totally was! Rojo and Smokey the Llamas arrived during the cocktail hour as well, which made for great pics and therapeutic laughs! DJ Dan MoFunk made the dance party happen, while guests dined on yummy Tight Taco and margaritas while hula-hooping and bubble blowing. Lindsay and Aaron just celebrated their one year anniversary and recently welcomed a healthy baby boy! SO happy for them and their extraordinary love!